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In brief: Info on swine flu to be aired at sessions

Memphis Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2009 - 05:00
In a series of public meetings that begins tonight, Health Department officials will provide information on the H1N1 swine flu virus and on their plans for delivering the newly approved vaccine.
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Evangelical Christian School mourns student killed in wreck

Memphis Headlines - Thu, 09/17/2009 - 03:40
Youth pastors were brought in Wednesday to provide counseling for grieving students.
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Memphis University School tops state list for merit semifinalists

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 19:38
Memphis University School, long one of the most elite private boys’ schools in Memphis, this year has more National Merit Scholarship semifinalists than any other school in the state.
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Shelby County Sheriff's drug investigator honored for work

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 19:23
A sergeant who led two major drug investigations last year has been named the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Memphis.
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House resolution to call attention to high infant mortality rate passes

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 18:06
Midway in Infant Mortality Awareness Month, a House resolution calling attention to the high rate of infant death in the U.S. and in Memphis passed unanimously this afternoon.
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Mid-South censure vote on 'You lie' outburst split down party lines

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 17:21
Mid-South members of Congress split along party lines over a resolution calling the "You lie!" outburst by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., "a breach of decorum … to the discredit of the House."
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University of Memphis, Southwest adjusting budgets

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 16:49
The potential reductions mean a $6 million loss for the U of M, said President Shirley Raines, while nearly $2.2 million would be carved from Southwest's budget.
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Ceremony honors MPD officers promoted to deputy chief, colonel

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 16:36
Sharonda Hampton gave her husband a sticky task Wednesday morning: pinning on her badge as a colonel with the Memphis Police Department.
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CRIME REPORT: Shooting at store leads to charges

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 13:44
A Memphis man faces aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and a host of other charges after shooting incident Tuesday night.
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Names of victims in Walnut Grove fatal accident released

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:54
The Memphis Police Department released the names today of the victims in a fatal three-vehicle accident on Walnut Grove Tuesday.
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University of Memphis faculty senate backs one-board plan

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:03
Endorsing a measure opposed by school administrators, University of Memphis faculty senators voted unanimously Tuesday to support a proposal recommending that all four-year state universities be unified under a Nashville-based board.
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Libertyland's Grand Carousel being dismantled, stored for unknown future

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:00
Four years after Libertyland was shuttered, the Grand Carousel will finally leave the property, though its ultimate destination is still uncertain. A leading restoration firm, Carousels & Carvings Inc. of Marion, Ohio, will disassemble and store the 100-year-old amusement ride. Once the carousel exits the fairgrounds, so will the extra security detail that has ended up costing the city more than $250,000.
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Shelby County mayor job attracts 2

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:00
After flirting with the notion for the last several months, Deidre Malone and Harold Byrd are finally making official their competing bids for Shelby County mayor.
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Former Secretary of State Rice speaks about service, democracy

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:00
In her return to Memphis, Condoleezza Rice praised democracy and capitalism, recounted the early moments of 9/11 and said she liked her ribs wet.
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Meet the candidates: Vuong Vaughn Vo

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:00
A glimpse at those on the Oct. 15 ballot in the Memphis special election for mayor. Early voting begins Sept. 25.
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ArtsMemphis iPhone, iPod 'app' will be online original

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:00
ArtsMemphis interactive calendar, free on iPhone, iPod, launches Sept. 24.
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Crime report: Man, woman found shot in South Memphis

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:00
Two people were shot in their car near Interstate 55 and South Parkway on Tuesday afternoon. Memphis police responded to the call, then found the man and woman in a Chevy Impala at I-55 and Horn Lake.
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In brief: Plea expected in abduction-attempt case

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 05:00
A man accused of trying to abduct a 7-year-old boy from an Overton Square restaurant last month waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday and indicated he would plead guilty later to attempted kidnapping charges.
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University of Memphis steps up BCS conference quest

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 09/16/2009 - 01:30
Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese has been hired as a consultant.
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Memphis City Council votes to keep Elbert Jefferson as city attorney

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 09/15/2009 - 21:48
Jefferson agreed to try to recover some of the money paid to attorney Robert Spence.
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